POD Camps Bay

On our visit to Cape Town, a few people recommended that we stay in the Camps Bay area for its beautiful beach, bars and restaurants and as it is safe compared to some other areas in the city. The majority of accommodation in this area is luxury boutique hotels and guest houses. We chose to […]

Walking up Arthur’s Seat

Having been to Edinburgh a few times in my teens with family, I was keen to do something on this trip that I hadn’t done before. Arthur’s seat is an extinct volcano with a peak 251m above sea level. After walking to the top, you are rewarded with spectacular views over the city. I convinced […]

New York by Night with Citifari

I’ve been travelling round with a digital SLR for the last few years. While I know the technical side of how the camera works, sometimes I feel like I’m not really getting the most out of my camera. I’d heard about photo walks in the past and decided that while in New York, taking part […]

5 Differences between London and New York

At the end of 2016, Dean and I spent 6 weeks in New York. For Dean it was a necessary business trip and I managed to arrange working from our New York office for the duration. Our only other trip to New York had been for a week at the end of our round the […]

Travel Review 2016

Lots of travelling and a poorly kept resolution to blog more! February – Modena & Bologna After a quiet January detoxing at home, our first trip this year was to Italy, primarily to visit number one restaurant in the world, Osteria Francescana, with our fellow foodie friends Debbie and Sam. A weekend all about delicious […]

Relaxing in Pipa

After spending a week in Rio for the Olympics, we knew that we would want the second week of our holiday in Brazil to be about pure relaxation. We asked a Brazilian friend for her tips and she recommended we visit Pipa, a small relaxed beach town in the North East, close to Natal. The […]

Visiting Rio for the Olympics

Four years ago the Olympics came to London. The excitement started more than a year in advance when tickets went on sale. Living in Amsterdam at the time, we planned to splurge on a week’s worth of tickets, seeing all the big sports – cycling, athletics and swimming. In the end though it turned out […]

Flashpacking Thailand’s Gulf Islands

Thailand’s Gulf islands, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, each bring to mind a different type of tourist, those on package holidays, partying backpackers and scuba divers. We fit none of those categories but found there is more to each of these islands than first expected. Having previously visited Koh Phangan and Koh Samui […]

Surviving SE Asia with a Peanut Allergy

There was a time when I never considered that I would ever visit Asia, let alone SE Asia. Since childhood, I’ve been allergic to all kinds of nuts, although I’ve only had serious reactions to peanuts. I’d always thought – Asia – lot’s of peanuts. There’s no way I can go. As most of the […]

Top 5 of our round the world adventure

Since we’ve been back, a few people have asked about our favourite place on the trip so I thought I would sit down and reflect on our favourite places and experiences over the 24 weeks that we were away.

New York

The final stop on on our trip was a city we’d been meaning to visit but hadn’t made it to yet. It was the perfect place to get us in the mood for Christmas, do some Christmas shopping and adjust to cooler climes. We stayed at the Citizen M hotel near Times Square. We’d heard […]

San Francisco

After a few days on the road, we had a long weekend in San Francisco before heading East to fly home via New York. We didn’t get up to too much on the Friday, but had a little wander around the fisherman’s wharf area where we were staying. We were staying at the Tuscan, another […]